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Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

The three Cuban American members of Congress from south Florida have made a deal with the devil to get rid of Obamacare in favor of a bill that the Congressional Budget Office has determined will leave 22 million Americans without health insurance. More than 600,000 of them from right here in the Miami area.

The fire this time…

The fire this time…

London’s Grenfell Tower is a perfect microcosm, an apt metaphor for a whole “philosophy” that in this country has been gaining predominance for decades, culminating with Donald Trump: profits over life; profits over fairness; profits over nature; profits over all.

Trump does Miami

Trump does Miami

The majority of Cubans in Miami no longer support a hardline policy toward Cuba, which is probably why Trump didn’t reinstate the whole Cuba package of the Bush years. But, as long as the Diaz-Balarts of this city and their ilk continue to bellow from seats of power, Miami will still be a zoo.

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

Russian politologist: Trump will surely squeeze Cuba

President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse the political thaw initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, could ultimately lead to the imposition of new economic sanctions against Cuba, according to renowned Russian politologist, Andrei Sidorov.

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Comey’s comments and America’s lack of self-awareness

Former FBI head James Comey’s testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee provides a fascinating, yet completely predictable, insight into America’s continued ability to sustain an impressive lack of self-awareness. Lacking was the appreciation among the political and media elite of America’s own long standing meddling in the elections and internal matters of other countries.

On the issue of the interests of the Cuban people

On the issue of the interests of the Cuban people

It is possible that the administrations in the U.S. and Cuba made a strategic mistake during the two-year window after the announcement of December 2014. Both parties assumed, with excessive certainty and speed, that they would have at least four more years to smooth things over and build mutual trust.

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

TDC and The Hill: Trump will rollback Obama Cuba policies in June

There appears to be bad news in the horizon dealing with Cuba travel. The Daily Caller and The Hill are reporting that “President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba.” The report states that President Trump will make his decision public during a scheduled visit to Miami in June.

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

A politician’s magic touch is knowing where and how to touch the citizens’ fiber, or an important part of it. Such is the case of former President Obama and the health-care system he instituted, known as Obamacare. For his part, President Trump also knows that the 2018 elections could change the correlation of forces on Capitol Hill.

Greed versus Gaia

Greed versus Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Today, Mother Earth Gaia is in big trouble. It has deadly enemies. Greed, first and foremost. That and the fake science that tries to obscure truth in the service of greed. And the odds for Gaia are lot worse since the Trump regime came to power.

An unwinnable war in Syria

An unwinnable war in Syria

President Donald Trump, just like Barack Obama before him, now seems intent on getting the United States involved in an unwinnable civil war in Syria. Launching 59 cruise missiles against rundown Syrian air bases in the middle of the night is easy enough. But there are consequences to Trump’s actions.

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